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Penny

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  • The Thorn Birds

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Colleen McCullough
    • Narrated By Mary Woods
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (487)
    Performance
    (183)
    Story
    (184)

    The Thorn Birds is a robust, romantic saga of a singular family, the Clearys. It begins in the early part of the 20th century, when Paddy Cleary moves his wife, Fiona, and their 7 children to Drogheda, the vast Australian sheep station owned by his autocratic and childless older sister. It ends more than half a century later, when the only survivor of the third generation, the brilliant actress Justine O'Neill, embarks on a course of life and love halfway around the world from her roots.

    Anne says: "disappointing"
    "Good but needs pronunciation lessons"
    Overall

    While I enjoyed the story and didn't particularly mind the narration - it was sufficiently lively to keep me engaged consistently - as an Australian, I find the pronunciation of many Australian words disappointing. Surely the narrators should check on the correct pronunciation of any words they are unsure about? Words such as echidna, galah, and emu are all mispronounced and I find this detracts from the story and the otherwise good narration.

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